Fair Work Commission releases draft flexible working clauses

Credit: Scott Graham

Employers breathe a sigh of relief as the Fair Work Commission releases draft flexibility clauses that help employers and employees discuss flexible working arrangements during and beyond COVID-19. On Monday, Fair Work Commission president Iain Ross published a “draft award flexibility schedule” outlining the ideas that modern awards could adopt to help SMEs achieve flexible… Continue reading Fair Work Commission releases draft flexible working clauses

Half of Aussies don’t feel comfortable returning to the workplace

More than half of Australians (52%) feel uncomfortable about returning to the workplace right now, with the vast majority (93%) of people saying it is important that they are allowed to work remotely at any point if they feel unsafe. This is the key finding from Qualtrics’ Return to Work & Back to Business Study,… Continue reading Half of Aussies don’t feel comfortable returning to the workplace

8 tips for managing sickness in the workplace

Heather McLellan-Johnson, creator of HMS Medical Group

New research shows most Australians will only stay home, taking the day off work, if they are really unwell. The Australian National University study found that 96.5 percent of non-healthcare workers and 99.2 percent of healthcare workers, said they went to work with minor flu symptoms.  HMS Medical director Heather McLellan-Johnson, who is managing director… Continue reading 8 tips for managing sickness in the workplace

Can WFH employees refuse to go back to the office?

What are the rights of the employee and the employer regarding the return to the office? Can working from home employees refuse to go back to the workplace due to COVID-19, even if it has a ‘COVIDSafe’ plan?  As Australia commences it’s return to normality in the wake of COVID-19, the internet is already abuzz… Continue reading Can WFH employees refuse to go back to the office?

Welcome to the new normal: 5 ways COVID-19 has changed work forever

Ben Leeds, Country Manager of Perkbox Australia.

There is no denying that COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the way we work. You don’t need to look far to see that’s the case. Long deemed an added perk, the ability to work from home – where possible – could now be deemed as an essential feature of the modern workplace. Failing to offer work from… Continue reading Welcome to the new normal: 5 ways COVID-19 has changed work forever

The brutal and bountiful reality of virtual accountability

Jonathan Englert, founder of AndironGroup

So we are now all living in the future of work. The shift to remote work was happening in a modest way before the crisis hit. But now, if the arrangement proves productive, it’s likely many companies will opt to reduce their overheads and end millions of people’s commutes by going big on remote. Those of… Continue reading The brutal and bountiful reality of virtual accountability

How to evolve corporate processes in a new work-from-home world

Chris Ellis, APAC Technical Evangelist at Nintex.

The rapid shift of thousands of workers from offices to home-based working is creating big challenges for Australian organisations. Many are scrambling to ensure vital business processes can continue to function and support daily activity. The challenges stem from the fact that such a seismic shift in the way organisations function has never happened before.… Continue reading How to evolve corporate processes in a new work-from-home world

The top workplace articles of 2019

Dynamic Business has always been about the workplace, and in 2019 we covered a range of topics such as employee satisfaction and engagement, work-life balance, hiring and firing, attracting and growing talent, workplace trends and worker rights. Each year, we talk to experts from diverse backgrounds who provide us with the best information, tips and… Continue reading The top workplace articles of 2019